Corby's Orbit

Corby's Orbit
Listening in All the High Places illustration by John Kricfalusi

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lynn Miles unleashes a steady & refreshing Downpour

 Tune in this Friday for a chat with Lynn Miles,                                                 whose tenth record, Downpourwill debut live at Hugh's Room next
 Thursday June 6, 2013                                        Tickets: $20 Advance/$22.50 Door

Performance: 8:30pm

Hugh’s Room
2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON. M6R 1X6
(416) 531-6604
Reservations & Tickets
For dinner reservations or concert tickets please call the club during regular business hours @ 416 531-6604 or email

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

An Eventfulicious Monday Mazement

Purchase tickets here or get your ticket through the indiegogo campaign at:
I feel the power of the 1st Time Project lies in its ability to empower women through an open discussion about women and sex by sharing experiences, said project Founder and Director Ngozi Paul. This Indiegogo campaign and the June 3rd concert will provide us with the resources to develop our feature documentary and interactive website
Zaki Ibrahim is a Canadian born South African singer, songwriter and music producer who is quickly garnering the world’s attention with her fresh, vibrant and captivating sound.
Saidah Baba Talibah is living proof that Black Girls Rock – and funk out too! In 2011, riding the critical acclaim of her debut album (S)cream, Saidah won Toronto’s inaugural Soundclash Music Award – handily defeating 300+ other city-wide independent bands.
Tanika Charles is a study in stunning contrasts with bring-you-to-your-knees hot buttered tones, Mz.Chawls operates in a sonic time capsule possessing the assurance of Inez Foxx, the vulnerability of Tammi Terrel, and the smoldering intensity of Betty Wright.

The 1st Time Project began when Director Ngozi Paul interviewed her mother and grandmother about their 1st sexual experiences as part of a TIFF talent lab assignment, themed “courage”. Her Grandmothers shocking story ignited a passion in Paul and she began to wonder why this had never been discussed before, and this question started The 1st Time Project.  She interviewed women from various backgrounds in Toronto, South Africa and Zimbabwe and what became abundantly clear was that women were ready – in fact, eager – to have this conversation. Ngozi directed a BravoFACT! short film with these interviews, produced by herself, Melinda Deines and Brianna Brown.  The film has been broadcast on Bravo, and is having its theatrical premiere at the Encounters Film Festival in South Africa this June. With women’s 1st times as a starting point, the project explores the mythology around female sexuality, as well as historical, cultural and pop-cultural influences through an interactive website, feature documentary and live performance piece.

When: June 3rd 2013

Location: The Mod Club – 722 college street

Time: Doors @ 7:45pm

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Playlist for show of Friday, 24 May 2013

                                                     Bob Dylan's 72nd Birthday Dream
Guest: Mehdi Rezania 
( brought to you by Vague Traces, Punished Casanovas and The Reincarnation of Paul Revere's Horse) 5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.
Playlist also available in graphic detail at: and videos at
5:00  Handing In  Resonations

*Mehdi Rezania ~ Freedom / Interview / Tradition (Live) @ R.O.M. Saturday / Sunday for Iranian Heritage Day

*Jaffa Road ~ Hamidbar Medaber ~ @ Lula Lounge Sunday for Jewish Music Week

The Doors ~ Soul Kitchen feat. Ray Manzarek (1939-2013) illustration by Fillipe Massafera

5:20 Village Savant

Bob Dylan ~ Hard Times In New York ~Bootleg Series vol 1
Bob Dylan ~ Bob Dylan's Blues ~ Freewheelin' (released May 1963)
Nina Simone ~ The Ballad of Hollis Brown ~ Let It All Out
Bukka White ~ Fixin' To Die
Graham Nash ~ Blowin' In The Wind
Manfred Mann ~ If You Gotta Go, Go Now
Waylon Jennings ~ Don't Think Twice (It's Alright)
Joan Baez ~ Seven Curses ~ Chimes Of Freedom
Marcus Carl Franklin ~ When The Ship Comes In ~ I'm Not There Sdtrk
Joan Osborne & Jackson Browne ~ My Back Pages ~ Steal This Movie Sdtrk

6:00  Model Harmonica Holder 

Tim O'Brien ~ Subterranean Homesick Blues
Sizzla ~ Subterranean Homesick Blues 
The Persuasions ~ When I Paint My Masterpiece
Bob Dylan and The Band ~ Tears Of Rage ~ The Basement Tapes

6:20  You Can Do What You Wanna But!
Shirley Caesar ~ Gotta Serve Somebody
The Brothers & Sisters ~ All Along The Watchtower
Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples ~ Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
Kitty Wells ~ Forever Young
Bob Dylan ~ Everything Is Broken ~Tell Tale Signs

6:40  Put On Your Cat Clothes, Mama
Hugh Masekela ~ Scatter My Dada ~ with the Toronto Music Listings on our side

6:50  Bootheels To Be Wanderin'
Bob Dylan ~ The Levee's Gonna Break ~ Modern Times
Earl Scruggs w. Bob Dylan ~ Nashville Skyline Rag

"American Masters: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan," PBS | 2007 duPont-Columbia Award Winner from Alfred I. duPont Awards on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Awe-Inspiring New Vid From Young Galaxy

Playlist for show of Friday, 17 May 2013

Guests:  Michael Reinhart & Jorge Miguel
( brought to you by Thistles, Trestles, Hustles and Bustles ) 5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00  Serrated Sound Waves
Anamanaguchi ~ The Message In Your Heart @ The Hoxton Thursday, 23 May

*Rae Spoon ~ London Destroyer @ Polish Combatants Hall tonight

Pete Townsend ~ A Little Is Enough ~ (B. 19 May 1941) 

Tommy @ Stratford this summer

*Tofu Stravinsky ~ Red Light , Starry Night ~ BTTRMLK New CD

5:20  Sign Of The Chimes
Bon Iver ~ The Wolves ~Act I & II) ~ The Place Beyond The Pines sdtrk.New CD

*Michael Reinhart ~ Bide My Time (feat. Noah Zacharin) / Interview / Take Me Away @ Musideum tonight

5:40  Ways and Meanings
*Morlove ~ The Timeless Way ~ Old Tomorrow ~New CD release @ C'Est What Saturday
*StillNative ~ Move My Way ~ StillNative New CD
*Crowbar ~ Trilby ~ Heavy Duty

6:00 Flamenco Flash Fire Alert
*Jorge Miguel ~ Tortilla De Buleria ~ Guitarra Flamenca  New CD / Interview / Siguirias En La Bemol (live) @ Lula Lounge, 8 p.m. Wednesday, 22 May with FlamenKathak  Indo-Flamenco ensemble

6:20 Exo-terrestrealities
*Souljazz Orchestra ~ Tanbou Lou ~ Solidarity
Run DMC ~ Rock Box / Sucker MC's / Freestyle / Here We Go Medley ~ Live At Montreux
Gregory Isaacs ~ Things That I Lost ~ Platinum Reggae 
Bent Fabric ~ Alleycat (Hit & Run Remix)
Lemon Jelly ~ A Tune For Jack
David Murray feat. Cassandra Wilson ~ Prophet Of Doom ~ Sacred Ground
Donk feat. The Coconut Tree / Kodo ~ A Night In Tunisia ~ Bird Up

6:40  Vertiginous Voyages
Paul Kelly ~ The Oldest Story In The Book ~@ Drake Underground Friday & Saturday 

Mike Patton ~ Forest Of Conscience / Beyond the Pines / with Toronto Music commentary rampant over a variegated field ~  The Place Beyond The Pines sdtrk.

Arvo Part ~ Fratres For Strings & Percussion

Friday, May 17, 2013

Two Incandescent Musicians Appearing In The Orbital Firmament Today

First, a phone interview at 5:30 with thoughtful singer songwriter in from Montreal,
Michael Reinhart
then....  Live In Orbit @ 6:00 today
Jorge Miguel Flamenco - 

at Lula Lounge 
Wednesday May 22nd 8:00-9:00pm
Featuring Kathak Dancer Tamanna Kovarjee & Vocalist Samidha Joglekar

Doors open at 7pm, Show at 8pm
$10 Cover and kids are free

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Playlist for show of Friday, 10 May 2013

Guests:  Eliana Cuevas & Kim Beggs
( brought to you by Timely Utensils, Spacious Implements and Transcendental Tools) 5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00  Blue Endorphins
*Jaron Freeman-Fox ~ Auctioneering Everything ~ Winner-International Song Writing Competition (Instrumental)
Michael Bloomfield ~ Jockey Blues ~ Knockin’ Myself Out
James Cotton  feat. Keb’Mo~ Mississippi Mud~ Cotton Mouth Man  NEW CD  ~ JAMES COTTON TO APPEAR ON NPR'S WEEKEND EDITION SATURDAY  MAY 11, 2013
*Charlie A’Court ~ High-Heeled Heartbreaker ~ Triumph And Disaster NEW CD

5:20  Nuclear Licorice
*Gold & Youth ~ Tan Lines ~ Beyond Wilderness NEW CD
Foals ~ Providence @ Koolhaus Saturday
Lauren Peterson ~ True Love
Paramore ~ Anklebiters ~ @ Sound Academy Monday, 13 May NEW CD

5:40  Nocturnal Admissions
*Anna Gutmanis ~ I Am Who I Am @ The Sister tonight & @ The Flying Beaver Pubaret on Saturday

*Buddy Whasisname & The Other Fellers ~ Never Pack Your Woman’s Suitcase ~ The Big Tump
*Oh My Darling ~ Roustabout ~ Sweet Nostalgia
*The Good Family ~ Outside Of Saskatoon @ The Dakota Tavern tonight NEW CD

6:00   Convergent Radio
Jack De Johnette & Foday Musa Suso ~ Sunjatta Keita

*Eliana Cuevas ~ Lamento / Interview / El Tucusito @ Lula Lounge Espejo CD Release Wednesday, 15 May NEW CD

*Jorge Miguel ~ MasoMenos ~ Guitarra Flamenca NEW CD ~ CD Release @ Lula Lounge, Wednesday, 22 May
Carl Hancock Rux ~ Ground ~ Apothecary Rx
Delroy Wilson ~ Love Uprising ~ Dub Plate Special
Mahmoud Schricker feat. Ebrahim Rahnama ~ Salous ~ Null

6:30  Bramble Silhouettes

*Kim Beggs ~ Terrible Valentine / Don’t Sleep Down By The River Tonight / Lips Stained Red / Interview / Maiden Heart (live)  @ Free Times CafĂ© tonight & @ Tin Pan North May 23-25

*Mark McLean ~ Silent Prayer @ The Rex Hotel tonight and Saturday (with a patina of Toronto Music Listings brushed overtop).

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Canadian Classics (Longing, Faith & Gord)

Playlist for show of Friday, 3 May 2013

                                                                     Instagram by Hedley Jones

Guests:  David Francey and Ben Veneer
( brought to you by Eternal Transience, the Permanence of Change and The We Ching) 5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00  Pacific References  (May is Asian Heritage Month)
Margaret Cho ~ I Can't Run Up A Wall
Dadawa ~ Di Wei Shin Kan New Wei Shun Kan ~ Sister Drum
Oka feat. Tina Malia ~ The Dreaming ~ Oka Love
Bennie K. ~ Sunrise ~ Synchronicity

5:20 Successive / Impulsives
*The Jessica Stuart Few ~ Don't Ya @ Harbourfront's SING! Vocal Arts Festival, Sunday, 12 May

Wavves ~ Lunge Forward ~ Afraid Of Heights New CD
*Boats ~ Sad Legs ~A Fairway Full Of Miners
*Braids ~ Amends New Track

5:40 Natural Free-nomena
Mary Gauthier ~ Our Lady Of The Shooting Stars ~ Live At Blue Rock New CD
*The Good Family ~ Leaf In A Storm ~The Good Family Album New CD

*Dale Boyle feat. Annabelle Chvostek & Michael Jerome Brown ~ You Might Come Around ~ Throwback - Second Place Winner / International Song Writing Competition
*The Crackling ~ You're Sure That I'm Wrong ~ Mary Magdalene New CD

*David Francey ~ Cheap Motel / Pandora's Box / Satellite / Interview New CD 
                                                                So Say We All

6:15  Widened Awake
*Eliana Cuevas ~ Agua Congrejo Y Sal ~ Espejo ~ CD release Wednesday, 15 May @ Lula Lounge & @ Corby's Orbit 6:00 next Friday, 10 May New CD

Big Youth ~ Suffering ~@ The Phoenix Saturday for Toronto Reggae / Ska Explosion
*Dubmatix feat. Luciano ~ Seeds of Love & Life ~ Rebel Massive New CD

6:30 Imminent Frets
*Ben Veneer ~ The Man With The Monotone Voice (live)  / Interview / Solar Eclipse (live) @ The Tranzac for Early Birds, Saturday, 7:30 with Abigail Lapell & Colette Savard

6:45  Breaking The Cocoon
*Gia & The Unpredictable Update ~ Hommage H @ Hugh's Room Monday, 6 May
*Gia & The Unpredictable Update ~ In A Park ~ Garnished with a menu of Toronto Music Listings